The science of adapting to cold weather could change treatment of inflammatory diseases, insomnia, and trauma.
James HamblinIn January I wrote about the science of hibernation, and was surprised it might actually be possible for humans. It's mostly been studied for long-term space travel and trauma surgery. I didn't think of pandemics but now it seems eerily relevant.
James HamblinI can’t believe it’s only been 11 days since we started this. Here is episode 11. We’ve gotten a lot of questions and tried to answer them here. Please keep them coming, [email protected]
The mask shortages in New York are worse than we imagined. Jim and Katherine talk to a doctor who describes the dire scene inside a major hospital. Recorded 1pm ET, March 21, 2020. If you want to help hospitals with supply shortages, a spreadsheet...
James HamblinHeavy ep today. We talked with a young doctor at a major NY hospital who’s using her day off to canvass the city for places that might have masks, including veterinary offices and masonry studios.
Dr. James Hamblin catches Katherine up on the latest developments, lays out the difficult decisions ahead, and reminds her to keep things in perspective. Plus, a few disinfecting tips. Recorded 11am, March 14, 2020.
James HamblinHere’s episode 2 of the podcast we invented yesterday.
James HamblinThe questions here are what should’ve been answered last night.
Messaging is consistently about a month behind at a federal level, so states and the private sector are absorbing the cost and responsibility of creating concrete plans for the surge.
James HamblinWe need places where everyone with a mild case can have the option of going to avoid staying home and infecting their family. Ideally it doesn't mean two weeks on a cot in a stadium. Governments might contract hotels or cruise ships, which will need money.
“I don’t know what went wrong,” a former CDC chief told The Atlantic.
James HamblinMy colleagues have been tracking coronavirus testing capacities in every state because CDC is concealing numbers. As of now it seems 1,895 Americans have been tested. Some states are still in the teens. The need for testing capacity was evident in January.
As the virus spreads, it’s becoming evident that infected people may have mild symptoms, or none at all.
James HamblinWe started a coronavirus vaccine research program after SARS hit in 2002.
We knew there were many other coronaviruses out there.
But that research lost funding and was abandoned.
The SARS coronavirus was SARS-nCoV.
The new coronavirus is SARS-nCoV-2.
James HamblinI know this headline sounds panicky in isolation. I hope the overall effect of the story is the opposite.
China's attempt to curb a viral outbreak is a radical experiment in authoritarian medicine.
James HamblinI think the most important thing to know about the coronavirus right now isn't that 26 people have died, it's that China is quarantining 35 million.
That's unprecedented. Also relevant given Trump's authoritarian bent and isolationism during Ebola.